Recent Research The immediate and extended families of 66 children who stutter were analyzed to determine the effect of gender on the recovery of stuttering and whether recovery and persistence in stuttering is transmitted between family members. Results suggest gender differences in stuttering recovery, with females showing a higher recovery rate ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 1998
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  • Sarah Booth
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • Nan Bernstein Ratner
    University of Maryland, College Park
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Fluency Disorders / Articles
Article   |   January 01, 1998
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SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, January 1998, Vol. 8, 9-11. doi:10.1044/ffd8.1.9
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, January 1998, Vol. 8, 9-11. doi:10.1044/ffd8.1.9
The immediate and extended families of 66 children who stutter were analyzed to determine the effect of gender on the recovery of stuttering and whether recovery and persistence in stuttering is transmitted between family members. Results suggest gender differences in stuttering recovery, with females showing a higher recovery rate than males. Evidence of the genetic transmission of persistence or recovery was also found, with no evidence that recovery constitutes a milder form of the disorder. Furthermore, recovered and persistent stuttering were not found to be genetically independent, but were observed to share the same genetic cause.

Brisk, D. Healey, E. C., & Hux, K. (1997). Clinicians' training and confidence associated with treating school-age children who stutter: A national survey. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 28, 164-176.

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